I am thankful for so many things on this program, even the bug bites, foot problems, and dry skin. This experience has both introduced me to this beautiful country and it’s amazing, talented, and thoughtful people, as well as parts of myself that I hadn’t previously known. Every person I have encountered has left an impact on my life, and I will cherish every one of my memories from this place. From swimming in a canyon with condors to the moment by the fire where we listened to the story of our new found friends. I am so grateful for this entire trip that even the pain and struggles are a happy memory because they contributed to this meaningful experience.